Davenport Highlights Field in Strasbourg - TennisForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2004, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
tennisIlove09's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 44,073
Davenport Highlights Field in Strasbourg

Davenport Highlights Field in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France - An impressive field highlights the 18th running of the Internationaux de Strasbourg, with three of the world's Top 20 players embarking onto Strasbourg. Three time defending champion Silvia Farina Elia is obviously quite at home in Strasbourg. Her career three WTA Tour singles titles have all been won in Strasbourg, winning the title the past three consecutive years dating back to 2001.

No.3 seed Farina Elia is coming off a strong week in Rome, making her first appearance in her home country's quarterfinals. Previously contesting the tournament for 15 years, Farina Elia broke through this year to reach the round of eight. She defeated Meghann Shaughnessy and Maria Sharapova en route and brings an uplifted sense of confidence into Strasbourg.

World No.4 Lindsay Davenport serves as the top seed, making her first appearance on the European clay court circuit. Davenport has not played since falling in the quarterfinals to Patty Schnyder in Charleston. She has already won one title on clay this season, defeating Amelie Mauresmo to claim the Amelia Island title. Davenport comes into Strasbourg preparing for Roland Garros and sporting an impressive 7-1 win-loss record on clay for the season thus far.

Japan's Ai Sugiyama holds the No.2 seeded slot, looking to return to the form she displayed at the beginning of the year. Sugiyama won the first title of the year at Gold Coast and has reached the semifinals of Dubai, but has since been unable to surpass the third round. Sugiyama will face the winner of countrywoman Akiko Morigami and Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky.

No.4 seed Emilie Loit showcases some of the strongest play thus far in the clay court season. Loit won her first career title in Casablanca and followed up with a second consecutive title at Estoril. She currently holds an 11 match win streak and is returning to the Tour since winning in Estoril.
tennisIlove09 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2004, 03:17 AM
Senior Member
LindsayRocks89's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: united states
Posts: 3,384
Lindsay is back!!!!!!!!!! Good Luck winning the title, i know you can do it girl!
LindsayRocks89 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2004, 03:25 AM
Senior Member
SelesFan70's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,025
Lindsay! Welcome back!

Watch out for Loit and Sprem!

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

SelesFan70 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2004, 03:50 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 584
something tells me that Justine should have played this event...and maybe lost early to give herself time to recover.
Eurotennisfan is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome